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Sheriffs take stand against pot proposal

Posted at 10:12 PM, Sep 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-19 22:44:38-04

Law enforcement across the state spoke Wednesday out against a proposal on the November ballot that would legalize recreational marijuana.

Mid-Michigan sheriffs say that legalizing pot could cause major problems.

Citing data from other states, where it's already legal, sheriffs say they would have to brace for an increase in marijuana-related crashes.

They're also concerned about the potential impact it could have on the workforce.

"The impact will be dire. It will not only affect the state, the safety of our roadways, our communities, the workforce, the crime rate, and most importantly our youth" says Clinton Co. Sheriff Larry Jerue.

Those in favor of legalizing recreational pot say that regulating marijuana like alcohol will support responsible use of the drug.